Best Shopping, Shopping Malls and Centers: Altamonte Mall sits just 10 miles from the center of downtown Orlando and practically on top of I-4, a prime location allowing for extensive shopping, dining or even a leisurely stroll around the lake in adjacent Cranes Roost Park, where so many regular events and festivals are often held. Altamonte's anchor stores include reliable names like Sears and Macy's, while in its well appointed confines you'll discover some diverse gems. For women, venues like White House Black Market showcase an impressive collection of clothing and accessories while Wet Seal, Justice, Hollister and Gymboree are among those covering the young ones in your traveling party. Others, like H&M, the Gap and Oceanology cover both male and female shoppers with aplomb. Altamonte's dining options also double as known watering holes for local happy hour. Check out the specials at Elephant Bar or, just outside, the Orlando Ale House to wet your whistle.
Local Expert A.D. Thompson Says:
Best Shopping, Shopping Malls and Centers: "Altamonte Mall has great stores and myriad dining options in and out, but parents especially appreciate the kids' play area with cushioned banquette seating around its perimeter and a hand-sanitizing station. Sometimes it's the little things...."
Recommended as Best Shopping Because: Altamonte Mall is stocked with mall faves and anchors like Macy's. And it's location off I-4 can't be beat.
Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: Just a stone's throw from the delights of downtown or nearby Winter Park, Altamonte Mall makes a great day-to-night option if you've got staying power.